Had O&H considered heritage assets in its initial planning application?

Yes, of course. In accordance with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and following the standard guidance provided by Historic England, a built heritage and historic landscape assessment was prepared by the Heritage Collective and an archaeological assessment by the Archaeology Collective, along with an archaeological geophysical survey.

The area to be assessed was agreed in advance with CBC and included all scheduled monuments within a 4km radius. These technical reports were submitted to CBC with the outline planning application in May 2018.

No part of the proposed development required listed building consent or scheduled monument consent, or falls within a designated area of heritage importance.

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